Photo Essay: LASO Talent Show


The Forum Editorial Team Photographs by Lily Campbell The Latin-American Student Organization (LASO) held their annual talent show on October 26th, featuring students from myriad Chicago neighborhoods and acts that ranged from stand-up comedy to a father-son duet between Mr. Cruz and his son, Ramon. In the unfortunate case you missed out, check out the photos below for a recap.

The LASO Heads welcome the crowd. From left to right: Alberto Lopez (‘20), Nick Duarte (‘19), Jenny Nunez (‘19), and Sebastian Valenzuela (‘21).

History teacher Mr. Cruz and his son Ramon perform Frank Turner’s “Be More Kind,” a song they sing in the car together.

Maggie Majia, a junior from Von Steuben High School, sings Luis Manuel’s “Si Nos Dejan.”

The audience was particularly lively during Pamela Cameron’s (‘21) rendition of Jesse & Joy’s “Corre,” swaying their phone lights in unison.

Pamela accepts her well-deserved applause.

Madison Seda (‘21) belts “Feel My Love” by Adele heartfully.

Audience members dance to Madison Seda’s second performance, “Breakaway” by Kelly Clarkson.

Nick Duarte (‘19) performs a poem that examines his Latino identity.

Bianca Alvarez and Juan Espinoza, a senior dance duo from Lane Tech, perform a Cumbia routine.

The pair performed a second routine, this time the Bachata, a traditionally Dominican dance.

The performers and organizers step out to thank the audience and share their results of their LASO sticker fundraiser, which garnered $299. The proceeds will be donated to a Puerto Rican relief organization, Water Mission.